Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization

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By Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Kae Rader. The practice of leadership is on the brink of a paradigm shift. It is moving from authoritarian to collaborative practices, from fear- based to strengths-based relationships, and from talking at people to dialoguing with them. A transformation is taking place in the field of organizational management and Appreciative Leadership is the vanguard book, providing clear concepts and practical tools. Drawing from years of expertise and research, the authors have made tremendous strides in developing the 5 strategies that turn potential into positive power for extraordinary performance: Inquiry, Illumination, Inclusion, Inspiration, and Integrity. (McGraw-Hill, 2010).